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The Truth in Love Police

Cookie35 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 7:29 PM
AZY, let me add to this. Of course they have a right to say any foolish thing they want to. What the liberal objects to and refuses to recognize is our right to vociferously react to their foolishness. Like the infantile Dixie Chicks. They spout off yet scream censorship (they don't even know the correct definition) when the public exercises its right to strenuously react to their nonsense.

Liberal academics have been using speech codes for years. They hear an idea they don't like and it makes them angry. But they don't quite know how to defeat the idea on its own merits. So instead of either a) taking the time to cool down and offer a rational response, or b) actually changing their view, they simply give in to the impulse to censor. That is why our campus speech codes really don't reduce so-called hate speech. They simply embolden those who hate speech.

I wish I could say that this childish inclination toward censorship is unique to liberal...